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The Sandbar, Beautiful New Home In The Villages Of Crystal Beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Gorgeous Community Pool, 3 Blocks From Beach

NEW RENTAL, NEW CONSTRUCTION completed in November 2012. Great location in the neighborhood, closest to the beach, steps from the pool. A true gem to find in Destin. The neighborhood is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but convenient to everything! The house is beautifully decorated, a modern, coastal and airy feel with 4 bedrooms. First floor: huge king master with on-suite, cozy chaise lounge and baby friendly with pack-n-play provided in the closet. Queen sleeper sofa in family room. Second floor: 3 bedrooms including king master with on-suite. Queen room with balcony access (shared bath), full bed plus twin bunk beds (shared bath). Loft seating/TV area with balcony access. Laundry closet with brand new, FULL SIZE machines, on second floor. Kitchen has breakfast bar seating for 6 and dining table with seating for at least 6. Huge, SMART TV in family room that all men will love. House is family and baby friendly. Beach towels, toddler/baby toys, booster/highchair, pack-n-play, bocce ball set (to play at beach or sand volleyball court 2 doors down from house) are provided. Gorgeous community pool, the largest community pool in Destin, with zero entry- great for little ones, water falls and a Hot tub. Tiki bar party area and grill. Community has tram service to the beach during peak season (free!) which is convenient if you have kids, coolers, etc. The beach is a 5-10 minute 3 block walk. We are across the street from Destin Commons shopping center for great outdoor shopping, restaurants, movie theater and play area for kids with water spouts. The Villages of Crystal Beach is the perfect location in Destin. Whether you hang out at the pool and beach all day and order delivery, frequent the ice cream trucks or cook in the well stocked kitchen or man the infrared burn free grill, or take a walk to 790 on the gulf for happy hour and dinner, you will be happy you chose the Sandbar! We are within 5 miles of Harbor Walk to the west and the outlets/Sandestin to the east.

In case you get sun burned or have a rainy day, we have several books and games at the house. If you aren't convinced this is the house for you, other amenities incude a cart on wheels if you wish to forgo the tram ride and walk to the beach. A canopy to put up at the beach for some shade. A nice cup of coffee from our Keurig (or make a whole pot if you have lots of coffee drinkers). Your kids can enjoy a wagon ride to the pool and around the neighborhood. There is a church playground a few blocks away open for public use.

More Details

Sandy and Darrell Donaldson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Sandy and Darrell Donaldson

We are Darrell and Sandy Donaldson and we live in Smyrna, GA. We love to travel but there is no place like the beautiful Emerald Coast! We have 2 small daughters (born in 2011, 2013) and are excited to have a place to take them in the summer and holidays and share with our family and friends! We hope you enjoy The Sandbar as much as we do! Good times, good family, good friends, good memories! That's what its all about. Cheers!

Sandy and Darrell Donaldson purchased this house in 2012

Why Sandy and Darrell Donaldson chose Crystal Beach

We looked at several areas and options all around the Emerald Coast. We love the quiet and have stayed in 30A but were always looking for more places to shop and dine without having to drive far. The traffic and hustle and bustle near Harborwalk and the condos always seemed too crowded in what we knew of Destin. The Villages of Crystal beach was the answer! We were so lucky to find a neighborhood with that peaceful, 30A feel but so close to so much dining, shopping and fun things to do here in Destin. Once we saw the pool and knew their were lots available for new construction, the rest was history!

What makes this house unique

We love the Smart TV and ordering Netflix, before we had that we loved using Redbox and there are at least 3 super close to our house. We love the beachy decor that isn't in your face pink/teal like so many of the older homes or red/tan traditional that doesn't feel like a beach house. The open kitchen is awesome, being able to talk to everyone and see the TV, so you don't miss any quality time. We get sort of addicted to Yahtzee in the evenings at the Sandbar......


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , First floor master onsuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , first floor powder room off main living area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor king bedroom onsuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor shared bathroom for Queen and full/bunk room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , pack-n-play in closet, on-suite with bath and shower, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor with on-suite shower only, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, balcony access, TV, shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 2nd floor, shared bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveller reviews)

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The Sandbar, Beautiful New Home In The Villages Of Crystal Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Perfect for Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly located in a great gated community with an absolutely amazing lagoon pool but still a short walk (or trolley ride) to Crystal beach! Although our spring break weather wasn't the warm enough to really spend lots of time on the beach this year we did spend every day in the heated pool/hotub/grill area. We found lots of things to do around the area that were within walking distance to help us make the most of our stay. The owners were very responsive to our questions and easy to communicate with. Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at The Sandbar from Oct 9-15. The home was very nicely furnished and decorated, the furniture was comfortable, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was well stocked. They had trash bags, cooking spices, beach towels, beach chairs/tent, and even children's toys and games for us to use. They also had a high chair/stroller/pack-n-play, which was very helpful since we were there with 2 babies under age one. I really enjoyed staying in this home, and loved the complex and pool facilities as well. I felt like it was perfectly located in the heart of Destin, and was close to may of the attractions we were interested in going to. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenoir, NC

Had a great time at the Sandbar in Destin! Beautiful comfortable home with all amenities. Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our 2 grown girls, and my parents had a great stay at the Sandbar in Destin! The house was perfect, the pool was nice, but got pretty crowded! The walk to the beach was easy, but also driving and parking in public parking near the Crab Trap worked out great! We would get a spot near there on the beach and then go up for oysters and drinks in the afternoons. Loved Bochamps restaurant on Hwy 98! Best meal! Also really enjoyed Tailfins! Great view and good Shrimp and Grits!! I highly suggest going to the Harbor Walk village! Everything you need is near The Sandbar! Waffle House in walking distance! Very much recommend this rental property and area!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house! Beautifully decorated and spacious enough for our family of 13.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation with many memories made! We will definitely book another vacation here in the future. Short stroll to the pool and only a few blocks to the ocean. Having the easy access for the trolley was a plus when we had a heavy load to tote or had elderly parents who couldn't handle the few block walk to the beach. Also location was phenomenal with short distance to anything we needed. Would highly recommend for anyone to spend the week here!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was as described. The kids in our party loved swimming at the community pool and, all though there is not a lifeguard on duty, there are staff around the area. The walk to the beach was a little far for us with kids but still manageable. We did not use the shuttle but I did see it running quite often. I wish the property had an outdoor shower but there is a water hose available. All beds are firm but very comfortable. Thanks Sandbar for a wonderful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Sandbar was wonderful! It was in a perfect location - an easy walk to the beach, very close to the pool yet away from the noise, and an easy ride to all the stores. The house was perfect for our family. Us grandparents downstairs with our own bathroom. And plenty of room for our grown children with their families upstairs. The balcony was wonderful for sitting and watching all the people coming and going to the beach. The kitchen had plenty of dishes, glasses, pots and pans. The toys were a nice surprise for our grandson. And the wagon worked out great to take him to the beach. The baby gate also worked well. We would definitely stay at The Sandbar again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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Cleaning Fee £148.52
Damage Deposit £222.78

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